Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


Derek Price

Derek Price

Professor Emeritus of Psychology

Ph.D., M.A., University of Denver
B.A., University of California at Santa Barbara

Main Interests

Developmental psychology; cross-cultural and cultural psychology

Research Interests

Preschool thinking, especially across cultures.

I am interested in how cultures frame the ways that minds emerge during child development. Specifically, I investigate the development of preschoolers' thinking, especially as it varies across cultures. My work examines Navajo children's thinking in early childhood, including the transition to school. Recently this work also has included the program evaluation of and consultation with a preschool serving a primarily Navajo population.

Recent Work

Price, D. (2013) Film review: Sun kissed. Visual Studies,
Vol. 28(3), 286–288.

Sorensen, M. & Price, D., (February,2013). Rural School Innovation Webinar: The STAR School Approach to Mathematics. Link to presentation.

Sorensen, M. & Price, D., (April, 2013) STAR preschool mathematics pedagogy and outcomes. Paper presented at the Rural Trust National Conference on Education, Omaha, Nebraska.